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Rachel Carson's legacy nothing to celebrate

Jeremy Lott and Erin Wildermuth | 28 May 2007 | Baltimore Sun

AFM's Richard Tren comments on Rachel Carson's misrepresentation of facts in her 1962 book: Silent Spring.

Power plan dooms world's poor

Lorrie Goldstein | 11 May 2007 | Edmonton Sun

AFM's Richard Tren comments on how environmental groups are condemning millions to death by campaigning against the use of DDT for indoor residual spraying.

Immtech Initiates Phase IIb Clinical Trial to Develop Malaria Prevention and Treatment Therapies

None | 11 Apr 2007 | PR.com

Immtech Pharmaceuticals, recently announced that it has initiated the second phase clinical trial for the company's oral drug candidate, pafuramidine maleate (pafuramidine), to treat patients with uncomplicated malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum.

Defeating Malaria with Both High and Lo-Tech

Michael Fumento | 02 Apr 2007 | TCS Daily

O death, where is thy sting? Far too often it comes at the end of a mosquito's proboscis. The worst mosquito-borne disease, malaria, infects about 400 million people worldwide each year (90 percent in sub-Saharan Africa) and kills about 1.3 million of them.

Multiple malaria infection inhibits spread of parasite

None | 28 Mar 2007 | News-Medical.net

People who are frequently infected with malaria parasites can develop immunity against the gametocyte, the infectious stage. This immunity inhibits the spread of the parasite.

Abuzz over Hopkins mosquitoes

Dennis O'Brien | 26 Mar 2007 | Baltimore Sun

Geneticall modified mosquitoes resistant to malaria have been bred at Johns Hopkins.

Malaria-resistant mosquito developed

Staff Writers | 19 Mar 2007 | CNN

Researchers have developed a malaria-resistant mosquito, a step that might one day help block the spread of an illness that has claimed millions of lives around the world.

New parasite insight could aid anti-malaria fight

Will Dunham | 28 Feb 2007 | Reuters Foundation Alert Net

Scientists have achieved a greater understanding of the internal workings of the deadly malaria parasite with an eye toward developing better drugs to fight the disease, a study published on Wednesday stated.

Debate On Malaria And Trade Flexibilities At WHO

Tove Iren S. Gerhardsen | 06 Feb 2007 | Intellectual Property Watch

A recent top-level meeting of the World Health Organization discussed member states' rights to address malaria using flexibilities in international trade and intellectual property law. But there was strong disagreement as to how far this language should go, according to sources.

Malaria: New drug lead from Madagascar's rainforests

Alexandra Flemming | 01 Feb 2007 | Nature

Carraz et al., reporting in PLoS Medicine, have now identified a potent lead compound that is specifically active against the obligatory primary liver stage of malaria.